|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt Paugus (attempt), NH|
||Oliverian Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 25, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Oliverian Brook from Kanc and room for overflow |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Second crossing was impossible without wading through waist deep water |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Lots of blowdowns and trail reroutes within Sandwich Wilderness, which were expected, but some are reroutes were hard to follow with the leaves on the ground. One took you ~.2 miles around a section of mud. |
|Lost and Found:
||Great mostly flat walk in the woods along Oliverian Brook. Out and back to the second crossing was ~5 miles. Passes Passaconaway cutoff, but water crossing cut short before the Square Ledge Branch trail or Lawrence trail. Walked a bit up/down stream and didn't see a way across that didn't require fording. In the summer, this seems like it would be a good spot to cool down (or even passable at lower water levels) at about the mid point of the trail, but not with icy temps and waters.|
Trail is easy to follow most of the time, with a couple of sections that are difficult to follow with the leaves covering the path. Even after returning to the trailhead at ~10am, the parking lot had only ~6 cars in it on a clear (but chilly) Sunday.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.